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Posted: May 8, 2013  

Athletics: Town of Plymouth unites to Support the Boston Marathon One Fund

Plymouth to host the We Run for 1 road race and fitness walk on May 25 to benefit The One Fund.

DATELINE: PLYMOUTH, MA: The explosions set off at the Boston Marathon could be heard from miles away. So could the outpouring of anger, grief and now altruism. Forty miles to the south, leaders in the Town of Plymouth heard it loud enough to want to do something more about it. Hence the genesis of the We Run for 1, a 3.19-mile road race and fitness walk set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. The run/walk is being organized by the departments of the Town of Plymouth.

“In situations like these, you feel powerless. That’s what acts of terror do. Having shared that sentiment with several other town departments, we came up with this idea for a race/walk to give the people of Plymouth to do more than grieve but to really help the victims of the bombing,” said Dr. Gary Maestas, We Run for 1 visionary and organizer and Plymouth Public Schools Superintendent.

The We Run for 1 will take place on Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Pilgrim Memorial Park on the waterfront. The entry is fee is $25.00, but participants are encouraged to donate as much as they are able. 100 percent of the proceeds from the event will go to The Boston Marathon One Fund.

You can sign up for the Run for 1 at or call 508-538-1RUN (1786).

Members of the Run for 1 Race Planning Team include:

  • Melissa Arrighi, Plymouth Town Manager
  • Edward Bradley, Fire Chief
  • Michael Botieri, Police Chief
  • Stephanie Savard, Community Member
  • Michelle Badger, School Committee
  • Mary Ellen Shea Brewster, EMS
  • Jonathan Beder, Plymouth Department of Public Works
  • Craig Brenner, Plymouth Rock Racing

If you’re not a runner/walker and want to be involved, volunteers are also needed. Contact Michelle Badger at to volunteer.

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